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AIIMS Raebareli’s Department of Psychiatry Shines a Spotlight on Suicide Prevention during World Suicide Prevention Week 2023

Raebareli: The Department of Psychiatry at AIIMS Raebareli organized a comprehensive Gatekeeper Training Initiative in observance of World Suicide Prevention Week. This initiative aimed to empower individuals with the knowledge and skills required to identify signs of distress and provide life-saving support.

In the presence of the esteemed Honourable Executive Director, Dr. Arvind Rajwanshi, and other distinguished faculty members, AIIMS Raebareli hosted an insightful session on suicide prevention. Dr. Arghya Pal, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, addressed the audience, emphasizing the vital role of gatekeepers in preventing suicide.Dr. Rashmi Shukla provided a visionary perspective on the mechanism of gatekeeper’s roles and delved into the modules designed to empower them.

The highlight of the program was a thought-provoking role-play that depicted real-life scenarios, showcasing the importance of gatekeepers in recognizing signs of emotional distress and effectively intervening. This engaging role-play was followed by an interactive Question and Answer session that provided attendees with an opportunity to seek clarifications and deepen their understanding.

The Gatekeeper Training Initiative at AIIMS Raebareli serves as a testament to the institution’s commitment to raising mental health awareness and reducing the stigma associated with seeking help. Suicide prevention is a collective effort, and AIIMS Raebareli believes that by equipping individuals with the right knowledge, we can make a significant impact on the well-being of our community.

AIIMS Raebareli extends its gratitude to all participants, attendees, and volunteers who contributed to the success of this initiative. The institution is committed to continuing its efforts in mental health advocacy and suicide prevention beyond World Suicide Prevention Week.

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